The Best Bug Out Bags

The Best Bug Out Bags

The Best Bug Out Bags

So you've collected all your Emergency supplies but all you have is an old gym bag at the bottom of the closet to hold it all. Will it work? Maybe. Is there a better option? Definitely. We've put together a list of choices for you from the Best of the Best Bug Out Bag so you can make the right decision.

We've sorted it by size, largest to smallest. Lets check them out!

The BEST BUG OUT BAGS - our top picks

Best Bug Out Bag Kelty Coyote 80 Internal Frame Backpack

Kelty Coyote 80 Backpack 80-Liter

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Typical Price: $200

Size: XX-Large

Specs: Our favorite pack for most. Inexpensive, lots of storage space, well-built, low profile. Check out our full review here. Adjustable internal frame fits nearly all body sizes. Detachable fanny bag and top/side loading options. Fairly water resistant but needs a rain cover. 420d polyester. 15"(L) x 32"(H) x 15"(W).

Best Bug Out Bag ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Freighter Frame Plus Pack Bag

ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Freighter 80-Liter

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Typical Price: $115

Size:  XX-Large

Specs: We don't have this pack, but a few of our friends do and they love it. This is for those who need to carry a lot of stuff. Maybe too much stuff. Frame can be used independently of the pack for carrying game. Also allows a space for a rifle. Might be a little heavy for most. Materials used are not as resilient as we would like.

Best Bug Out Bag Eberlestock F4 Terminator Pack

Eberlestock F4 Terminator Pack 67-Liter

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Typical Price: $429

Size: X-Large

Specs: This pack is a beast. The king of all Bug Out Bags. Modular system with a configurable load bay. 1000d high strength nylon construction. Compatible with several types of scabbards. This will hold everything you could possibly want it to hold, and do it like a boss. Expensive but worth it. 12"(L) x 23"(H) x 10"(W).

Best Bug Out Bag 5.11 RUSH72 Backpack

5.11 RUSH 72 Backpack 55-Liter

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Typical Price: $168

Size: X-Large

Specs: One of the most popular packs for a Bug Out Bags - great price to performance ratio. Easy to use, easy to pack. Lots of MOLLE options to add stuff to the outside. Comfortable yolk-style harness. Reinforced webbing and stitching throughout. Water repellant. Hydration pouch. My favorite feature is the "shove-it" pocket to stash wet stuff or a helmet. 13.5"(L) x 23"(H) x 8.5"(W).

Best Bug Out Bag Kelty Redwing 50-Liter Backpack

Kelty Redwing 50-Liter

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Typical Price: $125

Size: X-Large

Specs: A top pick for beginner Bag Builders. The Redwing 50 is a very popular and easy to find pack. Doesn't stand out in the crowd. Lots of external organizing options, and admin pockets. Can be top loaded or panel loaded. The bigger Kelty Coyote 80 gives you more space - see our comparison review here. This is typically the right sized pack for ladies.12"(L) x 26"(H) x 16"(W).

Best Bug Out Bag Condor 3 Day Assault Pack

Condor 3 Day Assault Pack 50-Liter

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Typical Price: $99

Size: X-Large

Specs: A moderately priced backpack. It's very popular and a lot of people swear by them, although I have some concerns about the durability and I think that $100 is better spent towards a more substantial pack. But to each his own. The design is great though and is very functional and serves well for a 72-Hour kit. 13"(L) x 22"(H) x 8"(W).

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Hazard 4 Air Support 43-Liter

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Typical Price: $249

Size: Large

Specs: Take the weight off your back with a tactical 1000D Cordura rolling duffel. Ruggedized wheels and base. MOLLE along the outside allows you to expand and organize. External Size: 22.8"(L) x 14.2"(W) x 9.1"(D).

 

Best Bug Out Bag Spec Ops T.H.E. Ultimate Pack

Spec Ops T.H.E. Ultimate 40-Liter

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Typical Price: $200

Size: Medium

Specs: 100% made in the U.S.A. Super tough 1000D Cordura nylon fabric. Extra large zippers. Heavy duty stitching. Built like a tank. Holds all the gear you could want and then some, and wont fall apart on you when you need it most. High viz interior. If you are going to pack more than 30lbs into it consider getting the T.H.E. Pack Frame. 12"(L) x 19"(H) x 13"(W). See our review of the older but still current model of T.H.E. Pack here. 

Best Bug Out Bag Spec Ops Recon Ruck Ultra

Spec Ops Recon Ruck Ultra 37-Liter

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Typical Price: $165

Size: Medium

Specs: A modern take on an old classic. ALICE pack styled pack with high-end materials and reinforce stitching. Made in USA and guaranteed for life. Removable harness if you want to attach to a standard issue LC-II ALICE pack frame. Accessory gear loops on the bottom. 1000d nylon fabric makes it bomb-proof. 10"(L) x 17.5"(H) x 14"(W).

Best Bug Out Bag Spec Ops T.H.E. Ultimate Pack

Maxpedition Gyrfalcon Backpack 36-Liter

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Typical Price: $200

Size: Medium

Specs: This is a serious pack. Very modular, easy to keep organized. Bottom of pack can be detached as a day bag/fanny pack. Removable and/or adjustable internal frame. Reinforced stitching, zippers and waterproofing makes this a tough bag to break. This is my next Christmas present, right Santa? 10.5"(L) x 22"(H) x 9.75"(W).

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JanSport Driver 8 Core Series Wheeled Backpack 36-Liter

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Typical Price: $109

Size: Medium

Specs: Backpacks can get heavy fast, especially when you are loading them up with emergency gear. And since most of us don't train with weight like that then having a backpack with wheels and a handle could be a lifesaver. Even if you are a tough-guy, having the option to not have to carry a pack around could be a relief. 21" (H) x 14" (L) x 10" (W).

 

Best Bug Out Bag 5.11 Ignitor Backpack

5.11 Ignitor Backpack 35-Liter

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Typical Price: $175

Size: Medium

Specs: Bomb proof backpack, as are all 5.11 bags. This is a super functional BOB with lots of expansion and organizational options. Works with the Rush Tier Rifle Sleeve. High quality materials and construction yet still lightweight. MOLLE attachments - add an Ignitor for a quick grab first aid pouch. 11"(L) x 21"(H) x 9.5"(W).

Best Bug Out Bag 5.11 COVRT18 Backpack

5.11 COVRT18 Backpack 32-Liter

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Typical Price: $129

Size: Small

Specs: High quality low-key OPSEC sensitive pack. Padded laptop sleeve, hydration pocket, padded handle, CCW compatible. Comfortable padded straps for long-term wear. 500d nylon is durable and water resistant. We use it daily, see our comprehensive review here. 12.5"(L) x 19"(H) x 7.5"(W).

Best Bug Out Bag High Sierra Loop Backpack

High Sierra Loop Backpack 29-Liter

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Typical Price: $26

Size: Small

Specs: The best bang for your buck. Tons of space, well designed, low-profile. A wide variety of colors available. It has all the functions some of the high-end packs have for a tenth of the price. Our first choice for beginner Bug Out Bag Builders. Definitely a contender for your kids bags. 13.5"(L) x 19"(H) x 8.5"(W).

 

Maxpedition Falcon II

Maxpedition Falcon II 25-Liter

Typical Price: $130

Size: Small

Specs: See our full review here. One of the most trusted names in outdoor gear. Exceptionally well designed bag and copied by many other manufacturers. It can compress down to a small day bag size, or inflate out with 3 different levels of capacity. 10"(L) x 19"(H) x 8.5"(W).

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